September 10, 2020
Count the first fatality in the international furor resulting from the threat of a radical Florida pastor to burn copies of the Koran as German troops shot a protester and several others were wounded outside a German-run NATO base Friday.
The incident was among several as thousands of angry Muslims took to the streets across Afghanistan, some threatening to attack U.S. bases, because of the pastor’s on-again, off-again plan to burn Korans Saturday to commemorate the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
NATO said it is investigating the incident at the base. Demonstrations later spread to the capital, Kabul, and at least four other provinces.
This article was posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm